Lecture Notes for ART 2385 - Surv Hist West Art with Glynn at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Note 13
Class:ART 2385 - Surv Hist West Art
Subject:Art and Art History
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
  • Carolingian
  • Switzerland
  • Differences
  • Behind (of)
  • Perspective
  • (to/for) Him/it
  • Arrangement
  • Controlling
  • Charlemagne
  • Contemporary
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Week 13: Nov. 18 Carolingian and Ottonian Art Reading: H&F, pp. 336-344 and 368-374 Required Works: Palantine Chapel (7.66) of Charlemagne, Aachen [descriptive title} 792-805 [date} Carolingian Art [period} Thus it was S Vitale in Ravenna, with its domed octagonal central space, that seems to bave provided the model for the Palatine (imperial palace) Chapel at Aachen, Charlemagne's favourite residence in his later years. Polished granite and marble columns witb finely carved Corinthian capitals were brougbt to Aacben from Italy, some of the from Ravenna. Yet there are some striking differences between the two buildings. The Palatine Chapel, designed by a Frankish architect, Odo of Metz, has little of S Vitale's spatial subtlety and air of mystery. it is more massive; space is constricted and the vertical axis is felt more strongly than the horizontal. That sturdiness of the piers supporting the dome is emphasized and columns are used decoratively rather than structurally (most obviously ...

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